(We) go among trees & sit still...
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.
I can't think of a more poignant expression of our lives as woodworkers living in this moment. When I wake in the morning and look out the window at the trees that are our life, our breath, our work, I know we are in our place.
Earnie (Ricky) & I (Ellie aka Heather) met in 1998 at the Eugene Saturday Market, the longest running outdoor market in the US, where we each had a booth selling our wares. Our love was dubbed "a true market romance' by our dear Market friend, Karen Buxton, who has since left this life.
We married a year later in September of 1999 and have a wonderful life together nestled in the woods of our 27 acres with wonder dog, Myrtle Jo, six good hunting cats, ten hens, and two roosters as well as the beaver, deer, raccoon and skunks that share our land.
Earnie has been a woodworker all of his life and a Saturday Market member for over 25 years. I have played with fibers all of mine, and keep my fingers nimble by hand knitting and felting wool & mohair blended hats in addition to the woodworking.
We were born artists and children of Mother Earth and we honor and praise her in our mission to create the treasures that we share with you.
Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Earnie, Ellie & Myrtle Jo Efforts